Welcome to Daniel Weissman's
Attention and Cognitive Control Laboratory

Laboratory Training

Thorough scientific training

Our goal is to help our students acquire:

•  a deep understanding of the cognitive neuroscience of attention and cognitive control

•  a solid experience in conducting behavioral, fMRI, and /or EEG research

•  the ability to think critically and propose new ideas and experiments

•  essential academic skills, including the ability to write manuscripts and grant proposals, present at conferences, and supervise/train junior researchers


Intellectual Stimulation

Our students investigate many topics, or combinations of topics, relating to attention and cognitive control. These include, but are not limited to:

•  cognitive control and minimizing distraction from irrelevant stimuli

•  interactions between cognitive control and social cognition

•  neural bases of momentary lapses in attention

•  cross-modal attention

•  voluntary orienting of attention

•  task switching

•  effects of practice on attention

•  interactions between attention and memory

•  hemispheric asymmetries and interactions


Rich intellectual environment

Potential collaborations and/or co-supervision with a large number of brain and cognition researchers at University of Michigan (See Intellectual Environment)

Numerous seminars and talk series on brain and cognition (See Intellectual Environment)

General Features

Graduate Program

Postdoctoral Training

Undergraduate Training

Intellectual Environment